Festival President, Tom Scully, has announced that contemporary entertainment superstar, Mario Lopez, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 85th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
Mario Michael Lopez, Jr is an American television host, model, and actor who has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of the character A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell, which he also portrayed as a regular on Saved by the Bell: The College Years. He has appeared in numerous projects since, including the third season of Dancing with the Stars and as a celebrity guest host for the syndicated entertainment news magazine show Extra. He currently hosts America’s Best Dance Crew for MTV.
Mario is balancing his trip to Winchester with a very busy schedule in Hollywood. Mario will fly to Virginia on an overnight flight Friday night to arrive for the festivities on Saturday, May 5th; and, then return to California. His only scheduled public appearance will be during the Grand Feature Parade.